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Gene Keeling

Gene Keeling is Director of Cisco’s Global Certification Team (GCT), a group created in 2007 to consolidate the company’s global government product certification efforts. These efforts include Common Criteria and cryptographic algorithm implementation validation as well as efforts associated with various Approved Products Lists (APL) for global governments including the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Unified Capabilities (UC) APL and NATO’s Information Assurance Product Catalog (NIAPC). Cisco is recognized as the leader in government certifications with more product certifications than any other commercial IT vendor in the world. The Global Certification Team is part of Cisco’s Global Government Solutions Group (GGSG) which advises government customers on business practices and technology solutions to achieve and enhance their mission goals

Prior to the formation of the Global Certification Team, Keeling was a Program Manager responsible for certification of Cisco’s various Unified Communications products for use within the US Department of Defense (DoD). Keeling’s leadership resulted in Cisco’s CallManager being the first VoIP system approved for use by the US DoD. Since then Cisco has achieved the distinction of having more entries on DISA’s UC APL than any other vendor.

Prior to joining the GGSG, Keeling was a Program Manager responsible for development and deployment of local access VoIP solutions for Service Providers. He was also responsible for coordinating all Lawful Intercept-related efforts within Cisco.

Before joining Cisco, Keeling spent 18 years as a Program Manager with Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Group where he was responsible for systems engineering, integration, test and launch of research and remote sensing satellites for NASA.

Keeling holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

He lives in Durham, NC with his wife and two daughters.

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